Grosseteste’s Dicta

We’re very pleased to announce that the Ordered Universe website is now hosting a downloadable PDF of the working transcript of Grosseteste’s Dicta prepared by Edwin J. Westermann and Joseph W. Goering. We’re extremely grateful to Professor Goering for making the transcript available in this way, and these fascinating texts open to a wider audience. The PDF is available under Resources-Dicta. We hope that this will be of service and use to all interested in the fields that the Dicta touch upon. The essential starting point for contextualising the Dicta is Professor Goering’s article: ‘Robert Grosseteste’s Dicta: The State of the Question’ in John Flood, James R. Ginther and Joseph W. Goering, eds., Robert Grosseteste and His Intellectual Milieu(Toronto: Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, 2013) pp. 64-86.

 In addition, thanks to the kind offices of Gordon Jackson, Bishop Grosseteste University, his English translation will also be made available on the website – the first two volumes are to be found under the same page-heading.

 

Asgill Press and the Dicta of Grosseteste

20140719_153356Gordon Jackson’s Asgill Press has an interesting and varied list of publications, including Gorden’s own poetry and liturgical works, as well as translations of a number of Grosseteste’s sermons. He has also translated the whole of the Dicta, using the transcription of MS Bodley 798 made available by Joe Goering for the Electronic Grosseteste website, continuing the work begun by Professor Edwin Westermann. The translation makes these texts available to a general audience and will be of particular use in the classroom, perhaps alongside the transcription. Continue reading